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Ravish the Radish ~ Radish Curry

Fresh radishes that we get here in spring time are the best. They make a colorful curry-salad, has a bit of crunch and lots of flavor and when served with chapatis, makes a satisfying light lunch.


Fresh Radishes 15 to 20
Red pepper flakes 1 tsp
Salt and turmeric each 1/4 tsp
For popu or tadka: 1 tsp each mustard seeds, cumin, minced garlic & curry leaves

Radish - Bite sized piecesRadish Saute

Preparation is very simple. First, scrub and wash the radishes, remove the damaged ones. It’s not necessary to peel if they are fresh. Dice or slice them into bite-sized pieces.

In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil, do the popu, add the radishes, saute them for few minutes. Add salt and red pepper flakes, cover and cook them for few seconds. Don’t over cook them, they will turn into soggy tasteless bits. They taste better when they are served hot. You can prepare this curry while making chapatis. All it takes is 5 minutes, that’s it.

It is difficult to muster much enthusiasm for radishes, I know. But they are rich source of vitamin C and look colorful when cooked. Hold your nose and munch them for your health. That’s the way I eat my radishes.

Red radish curry with chapatis

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Radish,Vegetables (Thursday May 26, 2005 at 1:51 pm- permalink)
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  1. Wow! Ms.Indira, your recipes not only seem tasty but also a treat to watch! Importantly, you mention nutrition value of food and you also take care in your recipes to preserve the nutritive value.

    I thought you make only vegetarian food when I saw your note on your weekend activity (treating guests). Could you post some non-veg recipes as well. I am interested in thick gravies (like chicken hyderabadi or chicken kakinada) but which are made without coconut paste. Also, I remember having pappu (just like the spinach pappu) but without the spinach. It was yellow in colour. Can you please post those recipes too?

    Thank you


    Comment by Anonymous — June 2, 2005 @ 9:19 am

  2. Indira- I tried this recipe yesterday with white radish. It turned out yummy.

    Comment by mika — June 22, 2005 @ 2:23 pm

  3. Mika – I am glad it turned out well.Isn’t this a quick 5 minute curry.

    Comment by Indira — June 22, 2005 @ 3:34 pm

  4. Well, this is sooo good and dont know whether my nose is not functional,but i didnt get any bad smell. It smelled and tasted good. The only thing I knew with this was to make sambar,but your recipe was goood!

    Indira says…
    L.G, thanks for the feedback. I am glad it turned out good. Sometimes radishes really give off very unpleasant smell. Again smell and taste entirely subjective, aren’t they?:)

    Comment by L.G — November 25, 2005 @ 4:19 pm

  5. Indira – I have tried this a couple of times as a side dish with chapathi and it turns out really delicious.

    Thank you for a simple and nutritious recipe!

    Comment by P Priya — January 13, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

  6. Hi Indira,

    I am regular visitor to your site and have tried many dishes. They always turnout tasty.

    I never made radish dish and so came back to your site for recipe. It turned out delicious and took just 5 min..

    -thanks for ur recipes and colorful photos.

    Comment by Chaitanya — July 16, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

  7. I am hoping the same best effort from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me.

    Comment by Top Psychology Aging and Health Care Blog — April 30, 2019 @ 8:42 am

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